Educational Media Online Program
The Master of Education degree program in Educational Media with a certificate in Library Media is designed to prepare students to plan, design, and administer library/media centers and qualify students to serve as School Library Media Specialists in a P-12 educational setting. This program is offered entirely online.
Satisfactory progress in the program will be predicated on a combination of factors such as academic success, demonstration of competence in requisite skills, adherence to ethical standards, appropriate interpersonal functioning.
Successful completion of this program may qualify the candidate for the Class “A” Professional Educator Certificate in Library Media Specialist provided that they already hold a Class “B” Professional Educator Certificate in a teaching field.
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education documented on an official transcript from degree granting institution.
A valid bachelor’s-level (Class B) or valid (Class A) master’s-level professional educator certificate in a teaching field or a valid master’s-level professional educator certificate in another area of instructional support.
Official Transcripts from all university, college, and post-secondary institutions you attended must be mailed to:
University of South Alabama Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9218
Watertown, MA 02471
(Note: Students who attended and/or graduated from the University of South Alabama are not required to submit a USA transcript.)
- Regular Admission–requires a minimal grade-point-average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale based on GPA calculated from degree granting institution.
Provisional Admission–requires a minimal grade-point-average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale based on GPA calculated from degree granting institution; or 2.75 GPA based on the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework; or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Test score or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score at or above the 50th percentile.
A two (2) page, double-spaced narrative from the applicant indicating the applicant’s goal(s) and purpose(s) for pursuing the field of Educational Media (uploaded within application).
Resume or CV (uploaded within application).
A minimum of two years full-time teaching experience . Must be documented on Supplemental Experience Form that should be requested from Human Resources in your past/present employing school system (https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/Misc%20Docs/SUPPLEMENT%20exp.pdf).
Mail Supplemental Experience Form to:
University of South Alabama
College of Education and Professional Studies
Attn: Jamie Lett - UCOM 3360
75 S. University Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Applications for the Educational Media program are reviewed throughout the year.
Application submission deadlines:
- Fall admission - July 15
- Spring admission - December 1
- Summer admission - April 15
The final admission decision involves evaluation of the following: grade-point average, GRE scores, Letters of Recommendation, applicant’s statement of career goal(s) and purpose(s), professional experience, and program enrollment availability.
School Library Media Specialist Certification Options
Option 1 :
Master of Education Degree with Certification in Library Media (30 semester hours)
Students entering this program must have valid Baccalaureate-level or Master’s degree level professional educator certification in a teaching field.
Alabama Class “A” Endorsement in Library Media (21 semester hours)
To be eligible for this program, students must have a Master’s degree and valid Alabama Class “A” certification in a teaching field.
Program Requirements include:
- Completing the Educational Media Core (21 semester hours) with a minimum grade of “B” in all core courses and a satisfactory performance in each of the three Internship experiences.
- Passing a written Comprehensive and Portfolio Examination
- Passing the PRAXIS II test for Library Media Specialists
- Having at least two years of successful teaching experience at the time of application for admission.
Pamela Moore, Ed.D.
Ph: (251) 380-2735